1. Informal name for one of the four
standard references on PostScript ("PostScript Language
Reference Manual", Adobe Systems (Addison-Wesley, 1985;
QA76.73.P67P67; ISBN 0-201-10174-2, or the 1990 second edition ISBN
0-201-18127-4); the others are known as the Green Book, the
Blue Book, and the White Book (sense 2). 2. Informal
name for one of the 3 standard references on Smalltalk
("Smalltalk-80: The Interactive Programming Environment" by
Adele Goldberg (Addison-Wesley, 1984; QA76.8.S635G638; ISBN
0-201-11372-4); this too is associated with blue and green books).
3. Any of the 1984 standards issued by the CCITT eighth plenary
assembly. These include, among other things, the X.400 email spec
and the Group 1 through 4 fax standards. 4. The new version of the
Green Book (sense 4) -- IEEE 1003.1-1990, a.k.a ISO 9945-1
-- is (because of the color and the fact that it is printed on A4
paper) known in the USA as "the Ugly Red Book That Won't Fit On
The Shelf" and in Europe as "the Ugly Red Book That's A Sensible
Size". 5. The NSA "Trusted Network Interpretation" companion
to the Orange Book. 6. Nemeth, Snyder, Seebass, Hein;
"Unix System Administration Handbook, Second Edition"
(Prentice Hall PTR, New Jersey; 1995; QA76.76.063N45; ISBN
0-13-151051-7). See also book titles.